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Loungefly85
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
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Mitch prolly figures once the pumps fail the thugs will be looting and going on a rampage so we'll need the national guard there anyway.


Nah.... Mitch won't want to do anything negative to his constituency.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
I should have started an LLC for power station equipment monitoring services and billed NO a shitpile of money to sit around and watch the turbines rust.


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Homesick Tiger
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
I noticed the mayor declared state of emergency status yesterday. Is that typical for something still a few days away? Is he putting the horse behind the cart that far in advance?


Lakeboy7
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
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the civilian cats ran from their posts the last time, right?



Yep. This was ordered by the governor.

They scrubbed the Engineer Brigade for soldiers that have similar civilian skills, its a good idea that department is fricked up.


upgrayedd
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
Why not?

The governor and mayor love spending other people's money. It's free!


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knuckleballer
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
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Yep. This was ordered by the governor. They scrubbed the Engineer Brigade for soldiers that have similar civilian skills, its a good idea that department is fricked up.


That'd be a great idea if they could do anything in their mission other than look at it and report to people who should be sitting right next to them in the 1st place.


SuperSaint
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
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I honestly think Mitch and the gang WANT NOLA to flood so that they can siphon off some FEMA money. As
you aren't the first person to say something like this . The other person that told me this is usually a pretty knowledgeable person that usually nails stuff like this.


My rebuttal was that 'it's nola, Feds paying for shite anyway for the most part'.... so why would Mitch want it to flood, that's when you look at the privat companies that benifit from a flood, and that makes my stomach turn as a resident of Nola and Louisiana in general because I think this line of thinking is rampant across the state not just Nola.


NIH
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
If this turns out to be a mild storm yet the pumps massively fail and the city floods, we will see a mass exodus out of NOLA. fricking Mitch.


SuperSaint
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
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noticed the mayor declared state of emergency status yesterday. Is that typical for something still a few days away? Is he putting the horse behind the cart that far in advance?
well considering every model has it going within 100 miles of Nola and all about the same time line, I don't think being cautious and getting people prepared as soon as possible is all bat bad of an idea....


A lot of things to hash the guy for, but this isn't one of them


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Lakeboy7
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
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That'd be a great idea if they could do anything in their mission other than look at it and report to people who should be sitting right next to them in the 1st place.



maybe its baby steps, dont be surprised if you have Guard soldiers acting as techs once the gov calls a state of emergency in the future. Like I said that department is non functioning and the governor is fixing the problem because the mayor doesnt give a shite.


SuperSaint
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mass exodus out of NOLA. fricking Mitch.
maybe maybe not.... I don't see much change coming to Nola anytime soon one way or another (positive or negative)

It's not like it's some huge population center or amazing economy.... it is what it is and for the most part going to have an appeal for some.


The people in Nola or would move to Nola, seem to be the types that it's in their blood . I mean not too much more stupid shite you could throw at them that isn't already rubbed in their faces....but any progress we've tried I make in the last decade has been nearly negated.


Look at our mayoral candidates.... I mean frick.... there are a couple running for city council that are a bit more promising, but they can only do so much with a mayor having so much power in our charter.



Just kinda spit ballin


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OvertheDwayneBowe
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
The city has said for years that they don't have enough employees.

Looks like the guys running the pumps make $12/hr.

LINK

Utilities Plant Worker seems like the only job on that list like 'operator.'


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CarRamrod
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
the Feds need to come down and arrest Mitch and company for allowing this to happen. NOLA was paid around 18 billion dollars for hurricane protection, which included the pump stations. There is no reason these pumps should be in the disarray they are in right now. There was money to rebuild/fix/ keep them running. And the politicians stole it.


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Hammertime
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
I know some very competent Nat. Guard heavy equipment mechanics. I'd sure as shite trust them to troubleshoot a broken pump and turbine over some broke dick S&WB employee.

Mitch is definitely calling in the guard for a nefarious reason. He's a slimeball, and wants to extort as much money as possible. You can't fill a freezer with just ice cream


One thing I find weird is that supposedly JP manages the 17th street canal pump station, but New Orleans owns everything there. I know my area drains quickly, so it works on my side
This post was edited on 10/6 at 9:06 am


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LucasP
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
Poor bastards are gonna be given buckets before this storm is over, guaranteed.


upgrayedd
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
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If this turns out to be a mild storm yet the pumps massively fail and the city floods, we will see a mass exodus out of NOLA. fricking Mitch

Still a good chance it will flood even if all the pumps work. The clogged catch basins are the real threat right now.


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corneredbeast
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
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Are the sniper teams deploying?


They should be, at city hall.


tketaco
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
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Poor bastards are gonna be given buckets before this storm is over, guaranteed.


I can guarantee you there'll be very minimal effort to assist the Guard in these Glory Hound activation efforts for a seemingly dry run at nothing. Like the last 2 activations in the last 4 months.

Also to add, there are people getting rich off this very thing and this is definitely an attempt to siphon FEMA money to line their pockets.


Lakeboy7
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
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Are the sniper teams deploying?


They should be, at city hall.




Hmmm, solve a problem and send a powerful message to the new administration


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upgrayedd
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re: National guard called in for........eyeball support on New Orleans pumps
You on duty yet?


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